Changes in the Dussmann Group Executive Board

  • After 20 successful years, Jörg Braesecke will be leaving the company on December 31, 2023
  • Götz Leschonsky takes over as Head of the Care & Kids division until further notice
Portrait of Jörg Braesecke, Member of the executive board of the Dussmann Group

08.11.2023 – Dussmann Group Executive Board member Jörg Braesecke, who has been with the company for 20 years and has been responsible for the Care & Kids division since 2007, will leave the company at the end of the year.

Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann, Chairwoman of the Dussmann Group Board of Trustees, said that the company owed Jörg Braesecke a great debt of gratitude. Under his leadership, the Dussmann Group and the Kursana brand had become a leading provider of nursing and care for the elderly people. The company respects his wish to leave after so many years and wishes Jörg Braesecke all the best.

Jörg Braesecke said that after a very long period of continuous responsibility for the development of the Care & Kids division and shared responsibility for the entire Dussmann Group, he wanted to make his last years of work more flexible, and now was the right time for such a change. Kursana has mastered the major challenges posed by the corona pandemic and the new legislation, especially for care facilities for the elderly people, well and in many areas in an exemplary manner. He is very grateful to all his colleagues and employees for this. Now it is important to overcome the new challenges with new impetus and innovations.

Braesecke had been managing director of Kursana since 2003. He has been a member of the Dussmann Group Executive Board since 2007, where he was responsible for the Care & Kids division.

Götz Leschonsky takes over management of Care & Kids until further notice

Until further notice, Goetz Leschonsky, who is currently responsible for the operational business at Kursana as Managing Director, will take over Braesecke's duties as Chairman of the Management Board of Kursana on January 1, 2024. Leschonsky has been Managing Director of Kursana since 2015 and knows the business inside out. In this role, he will report to Dieter Royal, member of the Executive Board and CFO of the Dussmann Group. Leschonsky will be supported in his role by Kursana's Commercial Managing Director Ulf Bieschke.

At Kursana, founded in 1985 by Peter Dussmann, around 6,800 employees care for and look after around 13,400 senior citizens in 100 facilities throughout Germany.

Contact person:
Dr. Markus Talanow
Head of Group Communications
Dussmann Group
+ 49 172 386 74 64

Abou the Dussmann Group
Founded in 1963, the Dussmann Group employs 66,000 people in 21 countries with ideas and a passion for people. The Berlin-based service company achieved consolidated sales of € 2.8 billion in 2022. The largest business division, Dussmann, is a passionate solutions partner in the areas of Facility Management, Food Services and Technical Solutions. Dussmann Facility Management bundles all integrated facility management services with a high level of in-house performance: cleaning, security services, building services, electrical and communication technology and charging solutions for electric vehicles. Dussmann Food Services offers diverse and sustainable catering concepts for children, staff, patients and guests in retirement homes with warm hospitality. Dussmann Technical Solutions comprises the business units for technical installations and technical services. They offer solutions for the entire life cycle of facilities and buildings, from planning, construction and commissioning to maintenance and repair in the fields of electrical engineering, automation technology, refrigeration and air-conditioning technology and elevator technology. The joint venture Code Blue by Dussmann offers cyber security solutions that protect companies before, during and after cyber attacks. The Care & Kids division provides care and nursing for 13,400 senior citizens under the "Kursana" brand and childcare close to the workplace under the "Dussmann KulturKindergarten" brand. Germany's largest media department store "Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus" in Berlin is also part of the Dussmann Group.